Regulations amending the Agriculture and Agri-food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Safe Food for Canadians Regulations Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Safe Food for Canadians Act)
Title or Working Title of the Regulatory Initiative
Regulations amending the Agriculture and Agri-food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations (Safe Food for Canadians Regulations and Safe Food for Canadians Act)
Description of the Objective
With the proposed introduction of the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR), amendments to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations are being proposed to introduce administrative monetary penalties (AMPs) for failure to comply with certain requirements of the SFCR and Safe Food for Canadians Act. If the regulatory proposal is approved, CFIA inspectors would be authorized to issue notices of violation for non-compliance with 310 violations that would be designated in respect of the Safe Food Canadians Act and the proposed SFCR.
The failure to comply with a statute or regulations is a failure to observe the public policy objectives of the legislation. Non-compliance must be addressed to ensure that important societal, economic, and environmental objectives are met. An administrative monetary penalty is an enforcement measure to encourage compliance with legislation and can address a range of compliance issues, from the relatively minor to the more severe. Administrative monetary penalties are one of several enforcement options for the CFIA to respond to non-compliances.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act
Indication of Business Impacts
There are no expected business impacts. There are no direct costs as a result of the regulatory amendment.
Public Consultation Opportunities
It is anticipated the public comment period of 60 days will be complete in late Fall 2017 and final publication would proceed in late Spring 2018.
For more information
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- The Red Tape Reduction Action Plan
- The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
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